Obituaries in 1970

EVERETT, SAMUEL CHARLES, who died on October 10, 1970, aged 69, represented New South Wales as a fast bowler in 16 Sheffield Shield matches and toured England as a member of the 1926 Australian team. He was chosen for that tour after the Australian Board of Control gave the selectors authority to pick an extra player, provided he was a young bowler. Of splendid physique, he possessed fine pace and although he did not appear in a Test, he took part in 18 matches on the tour and took 31 wickets, average 23.83.

FOWLER, REV. RICHARD HAROLD, who died on October 27, 1970, played in a few matches for Worcestershire in 1921. After taking five Gloucestershire wickets for 33 runs at Stourbridge, he was told that only his cloth had saved him from being no-balled. This doubtless accounted for the brevity of his first-class career.

SHAW, HUGH C., who died in October 1970, aged 91, represented Scotland at cricket, being an excellent batsman, and as an Association footballer appeared for Glasgow Rangers, Celtic and Queen's Park.

SHEPHERD, JAMES STEVENS FRASER, who died at Dunedin on July 11, 1970. aged 78, represented New Zealand in five matches in the early 1920's. An attractive batsman possessing a variety of strokes, he generally opened the innings for Albion C.C. and for Otago. He made his debut for Otago in 1912-13 and in his first match after the First World War hit a brilliant 146 against Canterbury. In 1923-24 he scored 307 runs, average 51.16, in three Plunket Shield games, sharing with R. W. de R. Worker in partnerships of 154 and 155 in the fixture with Wellington.


BERGIN, STANLEY FRANCIS, who died in Dublin on August 4, 1969, scored more runs for Ireland than any other player. Born in Dublin on November 18. 1926, he was educated in that city at the Westland Row Christian Brothers' School. A left-hander, he made fifty-three appearances for his country between 1949 and 1965 scoring 2,524 runs, average 27.73. If he had chosen to do so, there is little doubt that he could have held his own in County cricket. A journalist by profession, he wrote the section on Irish cricket for The World of Cricket. His brother Bernard also played cricket for Ireland in 1937.

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